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Go Now: Sun Valley, Idaho

Go Now: Sun Valley, Idaho
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Guess what? You don’t know this classic ski resort as well as you think you do.

In downtown Ketchum, Idaho, on a sharply cold winter night, fit people in puffy jackets dance to a band playing on a stage planted in the middle of a Wild West street. Clusters of couples peel away for warmth, slipping through vintage doorways into bars and restaurants (some new and hip, others long-established and adorned with taxidermy). The scene is easygoing but lively. Absent are Prada, snootiness, and any apparent Botox.

Go: Snowmass, Colo.

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Snowmass: Sam's Smokehouse
Sweet new glades, an innovative lodge, and a friendlier resort-wide vibe highlight a promising makeover at this Colorado classic.

OK, so maybe the second dessert was overkill. Heck, maybe the first was too. I’m slowly plodding my way, skis over my shoulders, up the ridge to Snowmass’s newest terrain, Burnt Mountain, where 230 acres of powder-filled glades await. Elk Camp Lodge, the scene of my overindulgence, slips into the backdrop behind me, yet each boot stomp reverberates in my gut. Oh, raspberry crumble, huge, gooey cookie, and teeny-tiny bite of fudge brownie, you seemed like a good idea at the time...

International Distinctions for Tremblant

Three distinctions for resort, including one from prestigious Condé Nast Traveller

Mont-Tremblant, – Tremblant has been honoured with three distinctions for excellence as a vacation destination, both for the skiing experience and the quality of lodgings in the pedestrian village.



Among the 20 best resorts in Canada according to Condé Nast Traveller

Winter's Basecamp: Reno-Tahoe

Highest Concentration of Ski Resorts and All Within Reach

RENO, Nev. With an abundance of deals and transportation options, Reno-Tahoe is one of the most convenient and cost effective winter escapes. Aptly coined America’s Adventure Place, the region is home to the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America, which, coupled with gaming and a lively entertainment scene, makes this High Sierra ski destination this winter’s hottest ticket.


French Finds

Travel

Chic hotels and a trio of resorts make Quebec City a ski-worthy destination.

Ski-Savvy Dining

Travel

Adjusting your diet to higher altitude will help keep energy levels up and can also help fend off altitude sickness.

Tahoe's Rent-a-Mansions

Mountain Life

Got a group? Several couples? Extended family? If so, consider housing everyone in one big house. At Lake Tahoe, which has more homes and estates for rent than any other ski destination in North America, you can choose from places that accommodate from six to more than 50 people.

Romancing Italy

Features

Rid yourself of jet lag with a few lazy days in Venice, thenmake for Cortina's sunny slopes, where 756 miles of trails, stunning vistas and fine on-mountain dining never fail to enchant visitors.

Contributors: March/April 2001

From the Top

Reade Bailey brought a little family history to his compelling profile of Salt Lake City Olympic president Mitt Romney, the man working to resuscitate the scandal-ridden 2002 Games ("Saving Grace," page 76).

Southern Hemisphere Ski Guide: Las Leñas, Argentina

Travel

Head to the southern slopes this summer. Our Southern Hemisphere Ski Guide will provide you with the perfect ski resort and some great deals for an enjoyable vacation from the summer.

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